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and the new information environment." but it seems that for the last 20 to 30 years we've been debating the after broadcast news scenario. how do you assess it? >> well, um, what we're trying to do in this book is put it into a little bit of an historical context. so our basic argument is that over the last 20 years there have been a number of changes, some of them slow, some of them more quick, that are changing the way in which we think about where we get public affairs information from. and the three big changes that we think are going on are the blurring of news and entertainment, so think the daily show -- although it's more than that -- the blurring of producers and consumers; there think about the impact that twitter and that youtube had in the iranian or the middle eastern arab spring revolutions, but also in american elections. and the third is the blurring of fact and opinion. we lived in an era prior to this where we thought there was a clear line between when journalists were presenting us factual information from a neutral or father or perspective -- fair perspective and wh
scorecard, which has been the nationally accepted yardstick to rate congress on environment and energy issues. welcome, sara. i thank each member of our panel for providing bio. we have david kirby from freedom works. he is vice president of development at freedom works. freedom works has done itself a great service with its name. it has to be one of the better organizational names around town. it works on a number of level. it produces freedom. freedom works. i say congratulations to you on that. we need something kind of crisp like that. david is vice president of development at freedom works managing their fundraising operations. he is also a policy analysis at the cato institute. he is the author of a number of publications and studies with regard to libertarian voting habits in the age of the obama administration and current politics. welcome, david. brandon davis, from the service employees international union, seiu. brandon is the national political director. seiu represents over 2 million workers in healthcare, public and, property services. brandon leads the organization's pol
to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ ♪ >> pelley: the food and drug administration calls the abuse of prescription painkillers ael major public health challenge, and today the f.d.a. wrapped up a hearing on the drugs. including oxycodone, vicodin and percocet. dr. jon lapook reports that they do their job well, but they come with a big risk. >> my liver started shutting down, my kidneys were shuttingrted down, my thyroid levels through the roof. >> reporter: 28-year-old kimberly-- who asked that we not use her last name-- nearly died from narcotic painkillers prescribed after a car accident. at first she only needed one orar two pills a day for the pain. but eventually she became addicted to the high. >> my tolerance started growing and i started taking two at a time, three at a time. it grew to 15 at a time. >> reporter: kimberly is not alone. in 1999 there were about 4,000 opiate-related overdos
housing and job, and he understood that. that is what he was trying to create in the environment. >> speaking of education, there is a high school, one of the best in the city of chicago named after whitney young and the first lady went to and graduated from whitney young high school, and what do you believe he would say about violence in schools? >> that the job is not done enough to have people have a stake in their communities enou enough, and also to try to build bridges between never the community, and between the people who are disempowered with the jobs they need to become stakeholders, but he would also say to the people who are in the chambers of commerce that you have a vested interest in protect ing t protecting the city, too. so i think that this is the kind of bridge building that he did. it was not about black or white, but that we all have a stake in this together. so he would be trying to find the points of consensus where things could get done and better housing jobs and so forth could empower young people to not become violent. >> given how inclusive he was, he
for joining us. what do you think. should it be contraband and illegal or are we saving the environment or being intrusive. >> now, this is one of those times i laugh at the mayor, i never trust a guy, that spends millions of his own dollars to win election he can't win on his own without spending all those millions. he then comes out and says what type of drink you can buy and how big it is going to be. now, he sits there and flat out bored or what, on the list of things they are facing new yorkers, education, taxes, the winter storm, he is sitting they're going, i really don't like styrofoam. i don't know how far this guy is going to go. yeah, it's overbearing. i would tell him, instead of sitting up in your office, go down the street vendors and how complicated this could make their life. i don't think he has done that or any intention to. >> heather: you have the ban on big gulps and now styrofoam, what do you think? >> this is based on the demur. this is based on those who manufacturer and use this in the food business and the fact is, the epa has 57 chemicals that has caused disea
. obviously, when it comes to the environment, i think we have like-minded objectives. mr. harper and mr. obama have both set a 7% reduction in emissions. -- 17% we have worked together on reducing emissions in cars and trucks. canada is aggressively moving forward on our plan to ban and phase out dirty coal-fired electricity, and i think we all share the need for a growing economy to create jobs. we share the desire on energy security in north america, and we also share the objective of protecting our environment for future generations, and those will be areas where we will continue to work together. [speaking in french] [speaking in french] merci. >> thank you very much. >> thank you very, very much. we appreciate it. >> appreciate it. thank you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> >> 3 of her four children died, her four sons died, one in the lightest and one shortly after her husband's assassination. the kinds of grief this woman was going for was amazing, mary todd lincoln. everyone thought she was crazy
that vulnerability. for the sake of our nation's economy, our national security, and the world's environment, we must strive to produce the largest possible percentage of our oil needs domestically and endeavor to obtain any of our imports from neighbors and strong allies whether they be canada, mexico, tapping our potential and restoring trust in our people will be a breakthrough in itself. within our report, we set out a number of important goals and these are generally centered around where we need to be by 2020. >> that is just a portion of the remarks today and we will show you the entire speech leading up to the news conference at noon eastern, live here on c-span. elsewhere in washington today, former massachusetts senator john kerry agreed to the state department employees this morning for the first one since being officially sworn in friday. he spent much of the weekend making connections with foreign heads of state and reach out to israeli and palestinian leaders in phone calls yesterday assuring them the obama administration will continue to pursue a mideast peace agreement will recognize
here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪
to reduce the infrastructure's impact upon the environment. on the front lines of protecting the beaches, are the crews that clean out the stormwater system. man: this big vactor truck works on the same principle as your vacuum cleaner in your house, only this thing sucks up the whole house. some of the storm drains collect a lot of trash. i started cleaning drains in '93. they were horrible because they hadn't been maintained so much. now this is a priority. you have trash, animal waste, and it ends up on our beaches. that is a health risk. that is one of the main reasons why we have to close the beaches after heavy rain. narrator: but even when it's not raining, water still enters the stormwater system, carrying pollutants. here on the west coast, a lot of our storm drain systems are separate from the sanitary sewer system, so if you dump something in the storm drain, it goes right to the ocean untreated. alamillo: we haven't had a major rainstorm in the last year or so yet there's a lot of water in this creek here. i would say 20% of it is natural and the other 80% is runoff. shapiro:
for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> in the weeks after the death of the pastor's wife in a car wondered why her mother was spending so much time with her boss, the reverend a.b. schirmer? what in the world was going on? >> things like -- >> i love you. i can't wait to see you. you looked really nice today, and i'm sorry, that isn't normal. >> even at 16, samantha knew it wasn't right for her mother to be trading flirtatious texts with the recently widowed pastor. samantha became little miss fix-it. she decided to set things right in her family by confronting her pastor in a roundabout way. using a fake email address, she wrote one of those i know who you are and know what you're doing kind of messages. >> basically, you know, just said that someone knew about what was going on and he was going to -- he should stop or i was going take it to the church, and at that poin
and are not in favor of gun control. if you grew up in a city, an urban environment with more guns and crime, you're probably less in favor of guns and more in favor of gun control. if that holds true, there is not going to be a huge majority in congress for gun-control. seems like it will be pretty split. there will be a lot of people that are gun owners. host: including democrats? caller: including democrats, although a smaller number. some of the ones who were gun owners said that boehner is in favor of gun control. we talked to a congressman from minnesota. he said he was a gun owner, but that he believed that some gun controls, particularly background checks, are important. to maintain safety of guns. there were 120 republicans that own guns, only 46 democrats told us that they own guns. 76% of congress answered our questions. host: why did people not answer your question? caller: they gave a variety of reasons. we had about 60 people total applying by saying that they -- declining by saying that would not talk about it. several said that it was safety reasons, that they did not think it wa
for the environment. >> all scientific evidence says the meters are safe. there aren't any health concerns. while we respect some customers may have concerns, we are eager to continue to educate them on the topic. >> i think it's not fair. we should be able to decide in our own home how much radiation we have. >> pepco says they received only a few complaints from their customers, but i think this debate is only beginning because lesli, most people don't even know that they have a smart meter. >> you know, with pepco, you could write to them and opt out of this and say hey, i don't want this. they will change your meter. if you are wondering about whether you have one of these meters, let's talk about some of the things to look for. >> all you have to do is look at it. if it has dials like you would see on a watch, that's the older analog meter. they are currently being deployed in california, all over the country, in our area, they are only in d.c. and maryland, but they are currently being tested in virginia. so it's only a matter of time before they are in northern virginia as well. >> people
to make a safe environment. what kind of story would an individual have that would prompt them to take a 5-year-old child hostage having killed the bus driver of a school vehicle? >> well, i think there may have been a number of things going on with mr.d ykes. number one, we're told by friends and neighbors that he didn't like government for whatever his reason. number two, that he had conflicts with his neighbors. so all of these scenarios that were going on, he may have felt, for example, martin, that he was the victim, that he was being oppressed. that, in fact, even with the shooting of the bus driver, and realize i only say this from a negotiator's perspective to try to minimize what he did in his own mind, the negotiator could build a scenario to the effect that, jimmy lee, you didn't mean to shoot the bus driver. you went on board, you had a gun to protect yourself. that gun went off accidentally. now, is that the truth? obviously we believe otherwise, but if you're in that situation, if you are the gunman, if you are the kidnapper, you want to believe that and why did he kidnap tha
in an environment and rules that work for them so things like no budget, no pay, bipartisan seeking of the house floor, so we are not always a nation divided, even with our leaders. i want to share a video with your from congressman jack kingston of georgia and the message he has about a unique relationship he has developed. let's see what he had to say. >> the thing i really don't like about k-9 is a have to sit next to jim moran. ever the don't like jim grant. it turns out were friends. he gave me a ride home that night. i would have walked if not for my arch enemy, nemesis, a democrat jim moran. that is the problem with "no labels," you start liking people he is a good guy. i always liked him anyhow, but those kinds of relationships can take place because what happens in washington just at the time when you have decided don't like somebody something like k-9 brings you together, you get to know him, and you find that your the one that was wrong. this is a great group, lots of potential, and by a wall behind it. [applause] >> that is a great message from a republican from georgia
, but the skillful strategist is one who recognizes the lucky environment and knows what to do with it. i'd agree with you completely. >> we're going to have to close this off but thank you. do you have any comments about petraeus coming back to public life? >> not going to come back to public life in the sense of political life? but i think in a few months you'll see him reemerging. he has been adviced -- his career counselor this same guy who advised president clinton after his own stint, and he advises a lot of people, and he is very good at at it. so i think that you haven't seen the last of him. >> thank you so much. [applause] >> on your screen is a photograph taken in 1942 in buffalo, new york. university of pennsylvania professor barney zoehler, what are we looking at. >> we're looking at woman who committed suicide during that year, and a photographer happened to be passing by and took the picture. the picture appeared in "life" and won widely acclaimed awards for having been able to capture the moment at the personal's death. the moment at which the person was about to die. and this is
costs, education, the environment. you can go on and on. was more talk about electrified fences and self-deportation then there was about zero or mobility and modernizing our institutions. that's a problem. how do you do with this? you deal with it substantively, that is you put forth proposals that the public believes will address some of these problems. then there's the tonal issue, which is you have to sand off the rough edges and stop being the stupid party, as bobby jindal says. people speaking in a very rough manner about issues like rape, for example which hurt. sent a signal to voters that we really are not trying to have you. i'm proud of what eric cantor is doing. marco rubio and paul ryan are doing the same. host: peter wehner is joining us in this conversation about the future of the republican party. the numbers on the screen. you can send us the a tweet or e-mail. if that strategy is right, what does it say for those who describe themselves as republicans and others who describe themselves as the party conservatives? >> tea party is a force for good and there were hugely im
government a stable environment for long term political economic and social development. however, as we reported, that the program had not met its primary goal of extending legitimacy of afghan government, nor has it brought the government closer to the people. in fact, my auditors found each the eight progresses experiences dramatic increases in the level of violence between 2006 and 2010. although the effects of the lgcd program on security level cannot be isolated, violence data useful indicator stability. this date certainly suggested that the program was not achieving its intended goals. likewise, in july of last year, we issued a report on the afghan infrastructure program or a.i.p. which congress created resources for large scale infrastructure projects in afghanistan. we found that five of the seven fiscal year 2011 projects were behind schedule. some of these projects may not achieve the positive coin effects for several years if at all. we also identified some instances where the projects resulted in the adverse effects. because they either created an expectation gap or lagged
in the environment. things like no budget, no pay. bipartisan feeding, not always a nation divided even with our leaders. i want to assure a video with you with congressman jack kingston of georgia. let's see what he had to say. >> the thing i really like is that i have to sit next to jim moran. i never really liked him, but it turns out we are friends. i would have walked if it weren't for my arch enemy nemesis. that is the problem, you start liking people. those kinds of relationships can take place because what happens in washington, when you decide you don't like somebody, something like this brings you together and you find out you were the one that was wrong. this is a great group with lots of potential and i am behind it. [applause] >> that is a great message from a republican from georgia about a relationship he has with a democrat and virginia. i know that the congressman sent his best. he plans to be here but he has a 103 degree fever. we need him back in congress and in the working group to make sure we are solving those problems. for the next little bit of time, we are going to get t
analyzed. the rock shows possible evidence that wet environments may have existed there. >>> there is a new u.s. commander at the helm of u.s. investigate evers to afghanistan. he is to oversee the withdraw of troops. despite the change in command the goal of the coalition forces is still the same. >> what has not changed is the discipline and the spirit of the team. what has not changed the that the growing capability of our afghan partners, the afghan national security forces. >> he replaces general john allen who has been nominated to become the head of nato forces in europe. allen was recently exonerated in an investigation of questionable e-mail exchanges with a florida woman led to the sink scandal that led petraeus to resign. >>> dick cheney believes president obama is jeopardizing national security. he spoke to a republican state convention yesterday in wyoming. he told the crowd that the nominations are second rate people. the choices for secretary of state, cia, and defense secretary will degrade the military and limit the ability of future presidents to respond to foreign crisis.
access to a school that had a safe environment in which to learn, to give an opportunity that they could see college as an option, an opportunity that mr. kelly did not have. within two years at a leist school, he caught up to his classmates and now a student in college. and his sisters, who are here with us today as well, are attending the prep tower school of d.c. and on a similar path of opportunity. i visited the school yesterday, and it is amazing. it is making a real difference in the lives of kids who without that school could possibly be lost. and this is what is at stake, because now they have great teachers, terrific administrators, small class sizes and every kid has got to succeed. no one should deny them this opportunity. [applause] joyce eff kelly nor any parent -- joseph kelly nor any parent should have to wait for any school system to get their act together. throughout the country, there are promising signs that we can bring our schools and children together. san francisco public schools adopted a funding mechanism. and under this policy, the more students the school attr
's a problem. >> economists always talk about. what is going on here than the see this environment changing in a fundamental way? >> what is confused as there are two issues. do you want a particular subsidy spending like aiden the you have got and do you wanted in the tax cut? actually, do you want the tax code in the budget cents and you want the irs to administer it? the first issue is whether you want the provision which seems to me as the same issue you have a threat spending treks spending. my action is the one item i do say. low income levels have given what is going on an income and to -- distribution. i don't like the budget accounting because it feels like it is a tax cut when it is equivalent to direct it expenditure, so it makes it easier to enact and we should recognize the same effects as the direct span the chair. most of the subsidies. i think the irs probably gets it administered as best they can. it largely relates to this budget accounting concept that it looks like a negative tax and therefore is not the same thing as larger -- it appears to be smaller government when is
and based on fact. obviously, when it comes to the environment, i think we have like-minded objectives. mr. harper and mr. obama have both set a 7% reduction in emissions. we have worked together on reducing emissions in cars and trucks. canada is aggressively moving forward on our plan to ban and phase out dirty coal-fired electricity, and i think we all share the need for a growing economy to create jobs. we share the desire on energy security in north america, and we also share the objective of protecting our environment for future generations, and those will be areas where we will continue to work together. [speaking in french] merci. >> thank you very much. >> thank you very, very much. we appreciate it. >> appreciate it. thank you. >> what i discovered as i got older and more mature, the worst strategy to achieve happiness is to make it your primary goal. if you make happiness what you are striving for, you will not probably achieve it. you'll end up being narcissistic, self involved, caring about your own pleasures in your own satisfactions in life as your paramount goal. what i fou
't the time. we need to fix the environment, education, and then we'll get to you. and we're saying, no, no, you're going to get to us now. you see it happening in india, afghanistan, egypt, anywhere in the world there's a recognition. ands in these revolutions include a very strong gender aspect the pretolitical aspects will fail. >> let's say inspiration instead of contagion, shall we? there is something about this moment. but also what you said, these grassroots organizations have existed forever. i mean, the first feminist magazine in india was founded in the 1970s. women got to vote in the philippines before we got it here. the u.s. media has been remarkably bad always in covering feminism at all. and when it comes to grassroots feminism, we've not seen much of it. one of the things that's changed, courtesy of our internet. but also to interests playing a key role is the global impact. i did a story about the extraordinary 1 billion rising movement. and her point is not that eve endsler and the vagina monologue is continues. >> in pakistan, getting attention not only from a global pers
environment of the last nine years, international best practice, what do we know? >> interesting question. one thing to throw at is we tend to talk about immigration policy but actually u.s. tax policy towards expatriates' is incredibly convoluted and a huge problem particularly if you believe as i do that the circulation of talent having americans live in other countries and bring skills and experience they diner in those places is a valuable things july encourage us to think in terms of net worth and transfer of knowledge more comprehensively but the point about best practices people often cite canada and australia and a lot of learning between those societies as well but what is noteworthy is canada has incredibly draconian emigration policies as relates to their guest worker program etc. so we tend to think of canada as squishy and progressive and also admit more immigrants, then united states does. one reason this has worked as a political settlement is there's rigorous immigration enforcement but in my view it is unimaginable. even someone who tends to think we have fairly tight immigrat
with guns and are not in favor of gun control. if you grew up in a city, an urban environment with more guns and crime, you're probably less in favor of guns and more in favor of gun control. if that holds true, there is not going to be a huge majority in congress for gun-control. seems like it will be pretty split. host: including democrats? caller: including democrats, although a smaller number. some of the ones who were gun owners said that boehner is in favor of gun control. he said he was a gun owner, but that he believed that some gun controls, particularly background checks, are important. there were 120 republicans that own guns, only 46 democrats told us that they own guns. 76% of congress answered our questions. host: why did people not answer your question? caller: they gave a variety of reasons. we had about 60 people total applying by saying that they would not talk about it. several said that it was safety reasons, that they did not think it was appropriate to talk about their security. several of them said that they did not want to tell burglars that they had guns, because bur
the environment. >> the norovirus also forced northpark deli in concord to close last month. officials say the virus is highly contagious and causes severe vomiting and diarrhea. >>> well, today marks the second day of sf beer week. the celebration kicked off last night at the concourse exhibition center in san francisco. today, there will also be a south bay beer walk. beer lovers are invited to go to japantown in san jose this afternoon to taste beers from south bay brewing companies. close to 80 brewers are taking part in beer week through february 17th. >>> well, time for our ticket saturday. today, you're going to have a chance to win a family four pack of tickets to the san francisco zoo to celebrate the lunar new year. the zoo is holding a special event to commemorate the year of the snake. children born during the year of the snake will receive a free zoo admission on that day, and for your chance to win, just go to ktvu.com before midnight and put in the secret word, which is auspicious. >>> big storm continues to impact the east coast. we'll have the latest on how many people con
in syria is it makes the operational environment much easier for al-qaeda and its allies. they can operate in cairo. they can have public demonstrations in cairo with mubarak gone and it doesn't hurt them. they don't get arrested or chased out of the country. so the changing middle east has played to the strengths of al-qaeda and certainly in terms of the pressure on them, except for pakistan, the pressure is off. >> brian: when you mentioned on the radio show to me that you're worried about your grandchildren and the world in which we are right now, we're cutting back and almost saying the enemy doesn't exist. >> well, it's not almost, brian. people like john brennan and the president, who have gone out of their way to say that jihad is like a rotary club for the world. they're just self-improving muslims. they've gone out of the way to make americans believe the danger and the threat in the world is reduced. and the combination of that lie with the cuts in the defense budget are certainly not good news for american security. >> brian: john brennan, we just saw video of him. he's poised t
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